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The Orphan and the Bachelor: Moonrise Kingdom

Warren Buckland

Warren Buckland is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is the author of Film Theory: Rational Reconstructions (2012), Directed by Steven Spielberg (2006), and The Cognitive Semiotics of Film (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wes Anderson’s Symbolic Storyworld : A Semiotic Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019


...In indigenous or primitive societies, Lévi-Strauss argues, marriage is necessary for a man in order ‘to prevent those two calamities of primitive society from occurring in his group, namely, the bachelor and the orphan’ (1969, 39...
...Cemetery. Day The present. A graveyard in the city center of a great Eastern European capital. Frost covers the ground among the stones and between rows of leafless trees. A teenage girl in a beret and trench-coat with a well-read...